Miami Southridge High School begins its new school year with a new principal. Humberto J. Miret now is the administrative head of the school after being appointed by the Miami-Dade School Board.
Miret said he is taking a different approach to this new assignment.
He has turned his office into an “Academic Headquarters,” with a constant flow of personnel coming and going at a furious pace. He wants to get the Spartan Nation back to where it used to be, and with that goal in mind he and his team have adopted the hashtag #RETURNOFTHEEMPIRE.
“The plan is simple,” Miret said. “Bring back the rigorous academic curriculum that earned the school its great reputation while also introducing various programs such as the Southridge Preparatory Academy.”
A 20-year education veteran, Miret grew up in Miami and graduated from South Miami High School, where he also was a teacher and coach.
He previously served as the principal of Shenandoah Middle School Museums Magnet and as assistant principal at Miami Jackson High School.
Southridge, located at 19355 SW 114 Ave., is near the Town of Cutler Bay just west of S. Dixie Highway (US1).
Miret said that he and his team have taken on the Spartan spirit and have added new focus to previous programs such as the AP Capstone Magnet and the newly restructured Law Studies/Forensic Sciences Magnet, as well as newly restructured academies such as Hospitality and Management Academy, Business/Informational Technology Academy, Visual and Performing Academy, and the Medical Academy.
“I hope students will embrace their school traditions and understand the pride that most Southridge alumni boast about, such as academics, athletics, activities, and the arts,” Miret said.
He added he is looking forward to working with everyone to achieve the best results.
“The students, staff, parents and community have a lot of school pride, spirit and tradition that need to be highlighted,” Miret said. “Our academic programs have yielded phenomenal results and that will help towards making us the Marquee school in the south.”